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Briscoe Western Art Museum

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The Briscoe Western Art Museum, located on the banks of the historic San Antonio River Walk, brings to life the vibrant culture and heritage of the Western United States. The Museum offers a permanent collection of Western art and artifacts...more
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210 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2988
+1 210-299-4499
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I truly enjoy Western museum and have been to many including the Booth Museum in Cartersville GA and the great one in Tulsa OK. The Briscoe Museum is a short walk from the Riverwalk and worth your effort. The three stories represent outstanding exhibits of...More

1  Thank loureiter
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed browsing through the museum and especially liked the older artwork. Quite a display of saddles. The sculpture garden is also lovely.

Thank Ray-n-Sol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to visit the Briscoe Western Art Museum one Saturday. This is worth a visit but I wouldn't recommend for young children; most likely boredom would set in quickly. Very nice Western art of various kinds. Paintings, sculpture, saddles, Spurs, etc. with a sculpture garden...More

Thank Karla K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend... Fantastic museum along the Riverwalk...don’t miss the sculpture garden outside... it’s a hidden gem in the middle of the city. Museum is three floors and gives you glimpse into life and history of Western US. Great model of the Alamo battle on the...More

Thank Lauri B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum on our holiday and spent approximately two hours in the museum. Very nice and very informative about Texas and what the people of Texas think about their State. Very helpful staff. And very well maintained and clean.

Thank Carsten L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would not call this a gem for art lovers because this museum exhibits a very particular form of art: this is more an "applied history" museum. Many pieces of bronze horsemen and some stuffed animals. What I liked about this place is that it...More

1  Thank Dmitri K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was beautifully-kept and houses some wonderful artifacts, artwork and sculptures. There is also an outside display of statues.

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small(er), but comprehensive collection of western art. Three levels of exhibits, very nicely organized by theme. They also put on temporary exhibits: when we visited, they had an exhibit on Andy Warhol's "Cowboys and Indians" portfolio. Finally, don't forget to visit the sculpture garden...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent displays of western art. When we visited there was an Andy Warhol show. Really liked the art displays of every day objects that have been turned into Object d'art.

1  Thank Pat B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were wandering down the Riverwalk and saw a sign that said free entry that evening, so we popped in. Very nice museum with some interesting items, definitely worth a walk-through if you are in town. Be sure to check out the diorama of the...More

1  Thank B5903IIdonnam
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Response from Deborah H | Reviewed this property |
No we walked right in.